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Snowden Docs Support Claim NSA Cyberweapons Stolen, Report Says

Snowden Docs Support Claim NSA Cyberweapons Stolen, Report SaysDocuments stolen from the National Security Agency by former contractor Edward Snowden support the claim that the cyberweapons apparently pilfered from the espionage agency and put up for auction online this week are the real deal, according to a report in The Intercept. The Intercept, whose reporters have access to the trove of information Snowden took from the NSA in 2013, wrote today that a top secret NSA manual that has never been made publicly available contains the same 16-character alphanumeric string that appears throughout a portion of the code released online earlier this week by the mysterious group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers. Chris Inglis, former deputy director of the NSA until 2014, told ABC News he wouldn’t have visibility into specific cyber toolkits used by the NSA, but he said it would be “unfortunate” if the ones published online belonged to the elite hackers at his former longtime employer.

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